Digitale Woche Kiel Festival Website

Kieler Wirtschaftsförderung, Digitale Woche Kiel
Technology & Innovation

Initial situation & goal

Relaunch for the Kiel Digital Festival

The "Digital Week Kiel" - DiWo for short - is a digital festival organized by the Kiel Economic Development Agency that takes place annually in Kiel. After winning a pitch, we were commissioned to revise the website, which had grown over the years, and reorganize it in terms of structure, technology and design.

Our solution

Nuxt website with mobile-first design and dark mode

Our web design approach is mobile-first for optimal user-friendliness and fast loading times, uses Strapi as a flexible headless CMS for content management and is developed with Nuxt.js/Vue.js for clear structures and better SEO. In addition, we offer an eye-friendly dark mode that increases comfort and saves energy.

Mobile first approach 

Mobile-first is a design strategy that aims to prioritize the mobile user experience. By implementing this approach, we have achieved numerous benefits that contribute to website optimization. By focusing on mobile user experience, we have been able to ensure that our application is user-friendly and works optimally on all devices. This leads to a better user experience and increases customer satisfaction. In addition, we have achieved fast loading times by optimizing file size and resources, for example. This ensures a smooth user experience, especially on mobile devices with a poor network connection. Also, by optimizing the website for mobile devices, a better ranking in the search results can be achieved.

Strapi Headless CMS 

One of the client's requirements was to implement a popular and widely used content management system, our choice was Strapi. Strapi makes it possible to provide content for different channels as it is a headless CMS that separates the presentation layer from the content management. The Strapi platform is based on Node.js and offers a scalable architecture so that the system can easily be scaled horizontally or vertically. Strapi's user interface is simple yet powerful, making it easy to create, edit and publish content without the need for technical expertise. The open source platform, good integration with existing technologies and frameworks, as well as the comprehensive security architecture were further criteria for our selection. 

Nuxt.js / Vue.js frontend 

Nuxt.js is a framework for the development of Vue.js-based frontends. Nuxt.js is based on the conventional folder structure of Vue.js and offers an easy way to organize our files in a clear and intuitive folder structure. This makes the code easier to read and enables efficient development. Nuxt.js enables efficient development and maintenance as it provides many useful features and tools to make our work easier. Server-side rendering (SSR): Nuxt.js also provides the option of server-side rendering, which allows us to achieve better search engine optimization (SEO). In addition, the initial rendering of the page is performed from the server, which results in faster loading times and thus ensures a better user experience.


In keeping with the digital theme, we developed the design in a light and a dark mode to offer users individual design options and increase convenience. A dark mode in the user interface design has several advantages. Firstly, it is easier on the eyes, as a dark background causes less glare and therefore reduces eye strain. In addition, a dark mode can also be more energy-efficient, especially for devices with OLED displays, as dark pixels consume less energy than bright ones. The use of a dark mode can therefore also help to extend the battery life of mobile devices.

Link between business, administration and universities

Kieler Wirtschaftsförderung

Kieler Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Strukturentwicklungsgesellschaft (KiWi for short) promotes future industries, supports university potential and assists companies. It acts as a link between business, administration and universities and provides support in all start-up, location, innovation and financial matters. KiWi also supports investors, markets its own and municipal commercial sites and real estate, manages project development for conversion sites and promotes cooperation between science and business.

Digital Festival

Digitale Woche Kiel

The "Digital Week Kiel" - DiWo for short - is a digital festival organized by the Kiel Economic Development Agency that takes place annually in Kiel. Lectures, workshops and a diverse supporting programme on technology, digitalization and innovation take place at various locations in Kiel and online. The focus here is on taking part, sharing knowledge and learning from each other.